Austin, TX (July 17, 2015)—The Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, are using a Sound Devices 664 production mixer with CL-6 input controller for their audio needs.
“Our first bag/rig was a Sound Devices 552 mixer and 744T recorder combo that had been given to us by a friend we knew from Columbia College Chicago, where we’d gone to school,” says Joseph. “She is now in a career outside of filmmaking, so when we ran into her at South by Southwest [SXSW] and she told us the kit was sitting in a storage unit, we asked if we could have it.”
This access to professional equipment allowed the twins to dive straight into the Austin freelance film world, quickly landing them gigs on a handful of independent feature films and shorts. They have also provided audio support for video projects at some of the city’s major music festivals, like SXSW and Austin City Limits.
Since purchasing the 664 with CL-6 roughly one year ago, Twin Sound has used the equipment on four independent features, and today they collectively give Sound Devices four thumbs up. “Once we got the Sound Devices 664, things sort of skyrocketed,” says Joseph. “We would post pictures of us using our gear on an indie feature to social media, and almost immediately, we started getting messages from producers or coordinators looking for a local sound team.”
“We really like the internal routing capabilities and were also drawn to the design and interface,” says Erik. “Setting up the metadata is easy, and the menus and submenus are simple to use and easy to organize. We decided to add the CL-6 accessory because we really liked the large Record and Stop buttons.”
“The sheer number of outputs on the 664 is also a standout feature for us,” adds Joseph.